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Setting

Key Stage 3

Year 7 students will be placed into mixed ability classes for their induction (the first 8 days). Afterwards students will be set using information from Year 6. The teaching sets will be reviewed regularly throughout the student’s time at Fulston Manor School. We believe that setting enables staff to differentiate teaching more effectively and challenge students of all abilities.

In general, students in the Grammar band should be aiming for grades 9-7 at GCSE; in the Upper band students should be aiming for grades 9-5 and in the Intermediate band students should be aiming for grades 9-4.

Please note that GCSEs have recently undergone radical changes. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be completing qualifications which are graded 1-9 (8 being equivalent to A*; 4 being equivalent to C).

Key Stage 3 teaching sets:

From September 2019 the Grammar band will be streamed. GM will be the top Grammar set whilst GR and GL will contain grammar students of equal ability.  Approximately 25 of the students in GM, in Year 8 and Year 9, have been selected based on their Key Stage 2 scaled score. The remaining students have been selected based on their attainment since their arrival at Fulston Manor School. Year 7 GM students have been selected entirely on their attainment at Primary School.

  General Teaching Set Practical Teaching Set
Grammar Band GM A, B, C, D
GR, GL
Upper Band UR, UM, UL E, F, G
Intermediate Band IR,IL H, I

NB:

GM is the top Grammar group

GR and GL groups are equivalent

UR, UL and UM groups are equivalent

Games: G and I band are timetabled together to form Games groups 1 to 6 and U band forms games groups 7, 8 and 9.

Key Stage 4

Teaching sets in the option groups at KS4 are mixed ability. In the core subjects the general principles of setting apply.

In Year 10 and 11 the year group has been split into two equal halves called Right and Left. The teaching sets are:

  English Yr 10 English Yr 11 Maths Science
Left BL HL GL TL (Triple)
EL, HL, SL, TL EL, BL, SL, TL GM GL
UL/UM GCL
ML
UP UL
Right BR HR GR GR
ER, HR, SR ER, BR, SR GT GCR
UR MR
UT UR

If you would like to discuss setting at Fulston Manor or simply need clarification or further information, please contact Mrs Gash, Deputy Head Teacher (Curriculum): [email protected]

If you would like further details on the setting in the core subjects please contact the head of department:         

Head of English: Mr Lawrence [email protected]
Head of Mathematics: Mrs Hall [email protected]
Head of Science: Mr Morris [email protected]